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Endangered barn owl shot in southern Indiana

Posted: 12:25 PM, Feb 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-10 12:25:40-05
Endangered barn owl shot in southern Indiana

PERRY COUNTY, Ind. -- Department of Natural Resources officers say a barn owl is recovering after being shot and they want to know who is responsible. 

The owl is being treated at the Dwight R Chamberlain Raptor Center at Henry Lake. 

The Barn Owl is a state-endangered species. The DNR says there are less than 50 pairs living in Indiana. 

In 2015, Indiana DNR said only 10 barn owl nests were reported statewide. 

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Anyone with information about who may have shot this owl should contact the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at 317-232-4200.

You can also help w/the care of this owl and other injured/non-releasable birds of prey by donating to the Raptor Center.

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